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Old 02-04-2016, 11:01 PM   #1
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1983 Defever 49' Raised Pilot House

I came across this nice looking Defever while surfing youtube tonight and thought I'd share the companion site where it's being advertised for sale.

49 Defever Pilothouse Trawler 1983 for sale

NOTE: I have no affiliation with this boat, I simply wanted to share it with my fellow TF members.

Here's a link to the youtube video:
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Old 02-04-2016, 11:34 PM   #2
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I know the owner and have been on the boat a few times. Very nicely maintained. Wish I could afford it. Really like the factory insulated hull.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link. Very nice boat, looks perfectly maintained.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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When I am on a dock with a 49 RPH looking up at that bow I think "this isn't a boat, its a ship!"
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:25 PM   #5
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Gorgeous! And with all the bells and whistles! !
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Wow, would love to have an insulated hull! Definitely outside my budget though.

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Old 02-09-2016, 08:27 PM   #7
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At the listed price this boat isn't going to take long to sell. Really good deal for the right person.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:28 PM   #8
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Beautiful boat .
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49ft, Lehman 120s fitted. What a great workhorse those engines have been.
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I gotta say it but that boat looks tired and worn to me.
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I bought my 44 from a couple that moved up to one of these. When they were getting too old, they asked me to take a serious look at their 49, hoping I would want to move to it. I did the serious look, but didn't move. What I didn't like was the too high front end and the underpowered Lehman 120s.
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I bought my 44 from a couple that moved up to one of these. When they were getting too old, they asked me to take a serious look at their 49, hoping I would want to move to it. I did the serious look, but didn't move. What I didn't like was the too high front end and the underpowered Lehman 120s.
It's a full displacement hull and weighs in at 70,000 lbs (per the seller). It has more than enough power (too much actually) to operate within its designed speed range.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:11 AM   #13
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What I didn't like was the too high front end and the underpowered Lehman 120s.
Freeboard is beneficial in big swells and heavy seas. Not unlike the height of a newer KK 48 or Nordhavn 47. Plus lots of headroom below. The 49 requires about 60-65 HP at 7 knots and 90-100 HP at 8.

The pictures show two points for me, lots of teak trim and decks. A boat house would be nice.
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don't know about the boat at that price. I have a difficult time thinking about spending $250K on a 1983 boat that is already 33 years old and will be 50 years old when I am finished. I love the Defever layout, but think any year beginning in 2 will definitely serve me better for the long haul.

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don't know about the boat at that price. I have a difficult time thinking about spending $250K on a 1983 boat that is already 33 years old and will be 50 years old when I am finished. I love the Defever layout, but think any year beginning in 2 will definitely serve me better for the long haul.

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I read the price on the boat as $259,000 cdn (approx. $183,000 usd) according to the sellers ad.
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DD 492. Right you are. Quite a bit cheaper.

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Thanks Diesel Duck. This configuration would make a nice live aboard or long term cruiser as the space is quite generous and the pilothouse acts as a separate room for those "i need a little privacy" times .
As to known issues about this model of De Fever I am unaware as I know little of the model, but this looks to be a good example and at least well cared for if not very well. I see no challenge with the choice of Lehman 120's if they have been looked after regularly.
Bring on more examples as I think many of us here on the forum are planning to cruise in the next couple of years and this is our homework time.
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If I wasn't "allergic" to brightwork and teak decks, I'd be all over it. The 6' draft is a bit much for the ICW, as well. Perfect boat for the PNW, though.
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That 49' has always been my favorite look. Very masculine vessel. I'd be satisfied with that huge pilothouse and Portuguese Bridge, even if I had to graft it to Manatee. Ya think it would work?
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Freeboard is beneficial in big swells and heavy seas. Not unlike the height of a newer KK 48 or Nordhavn 47. Plus lots of headroom below. The 49 requires about 60-65 HP at 7 knots and 90-100 HP at 8.



The pictures show two points for me, lots of teak trim and decks. A boat house would be nice.

As a 49RPH owner I think your numbers are wrong, although that low hp needed would be nice for the knots you quote, it's higher than that by a long shot at least as standard.
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